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, a softening from his position on iran, there were back-channel talks between the united states and iran about talking about getting together. not yet agreed to by the ayatollah for iran, or from the united states, but the agreement of the diplomatic issues are a good thing, you may hear more rhetoric on benghazi and libya, but mitt romney wants to keep the focus on the economy and both candidates will talk about china quite a bit. china's impact on ohio, they're all looking towards voters in ohio, the battleground states. >> andrea mitchell. we don't have you home for long, given your world travel and view of the world right now, what is the most urgent and pressing issue that could come up tonight? one that will live well beyond the debates? well, i think afghanistan and troops, tens of thousands, that is very important. but the most pressing issue right now seems to be syria, the united states can no longer ignore that situation, a huge hole that is sucking in other countries. so far 30,000 people killed in syria, and it is clear that that conflict is a regional war with other countries bec
. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> reporter: at first -- >> one, two, three -- >> reporter: the -- the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attacked the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power. al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces, and air power. a quick victory. but not decisive. and then came the distraction of a new war, in iraq. the taliban regrouped, and the u.s. began a nation-building project that has been far less successful. the government washington helped put in place is widely considered corrupt. president karzai is supposed to be out by 2015. but afghans don't believe it. the war has brought some benefits to afghans. 3 million girls now go to school. that was banned under the taliban. better health care and new clinics have boosted life expectancies by as much as 22 years. but those gains could temporary. if the villagers in shakar dhara are right and the afghan government can't hold the country together, the ta
of the countries of the united states depends on for oil venezuela which has been ruled for 14 years president hugo chavez. he's facing a challenge of his power. it's a high stakes race people are watching very closely. we have our report from caracus. >> reporter: voters say today's election will determine how the oil population of the world uses its well. if hugo chavez wins another presidential third term, it will help his agenda. chavez says he uses exports to benefit the poor. voters love chavez because he gives them low cost housing and food. >> chavez has the interest of the people. >> reporter: pollsters say he has a good shot at victory. at 40, he's young, energetic, and some say, sexy. what does an election here in south america mean to the united states? oil experts say the oil here in venezuela will impact how much we as americans pay in gas. >> if chavez gets reelected, i suppose we'll see lower crude oil sales to the u.s. and that's going to cost the consumer more money for their gasoline. >> reporter: today most ralliers rallied tweeting, get out the votes. street cry is rampant and
overseas and filling our streets over here. >> this war is destroying the united states. >> he scolded his fellow senators who supported it. >> we need to end that war and get on with what are the real problems before the nation. >> it was and an unabashed liberal that the democrats nominated him in 1972, it was snake bit from the start. >> come home to the conviction that we can move our country forward, come home to the belief that we can see a newer world. >> when his running mate missouri senator tom eagle on the revealed he had had electroshock therapy for depression, he came off the ticket. despite the efforts of a young campaign staff, including a young man named bill clinton who ran the effort in texas, on election night george mcgovern was crushed by richard nixon. >> we can see the dimensions of nixon's landslide tonight. >> he didn't even win his home state. a new years later the reagan revolution ended him off and he lost his united states senate seat. >> i leave the senate and the service of south dakota with very deep personal satisfaction. >> after such crushing defeat he ke
an ongoing situation for the united states. >> reporter: in fact, it was all benghazi, benghazi, and that is really the reason, the romney campaign attacking the white house on foreign policy, they believe that the white house is lacking in the foreign policies. they worry that the al-qaeda affiliates were active in the campaign militias. daryl issa is holding hearings this wednesday, focusing in part on this e-mail from the embassy in tripoli, last february, asking to leave a special team in libya for another four months. the commander of that team will reportedly testify that ambassador chris stevens, who of course died in the raid, wanted to keep the team even longer but of course was let down. the 16 member team was replace by a smaller unit of agents, it is not clear how long they stayed security agents stayed. tonight, they say the original tonight, they say the original team was being fazed out as libya teams took over, and could not have prevented the fatal attack in benghazi. the top terrorism official is on his way to libya to make his own assessment tomorrow. so you c
it flavored for children. the sources estimate there are 7500 advance compounding pharmacies in the united states, with 3,000 of those providing what is called sterile compounding medicine, like the steroid injection that is believed to be the source of the fungal meningitis. the investigation continues, into the source of the contamination late tonight, the house committee and commerce committee requesting the information as part of the investigation into the outbreak. and that information should happen sometime next week. >>> thank you, rehema ellis covering the story. >>> and today, the attention around the world is focused on the 14-year-old girl targeted for assassination by the taliban. she has become a worldwide symbol of the fight for freedom and the fight for all girls to get an education. we get an update on her condition today from nbc's amna nawaz. she covers pakistan for us >> reporter: good evening, less than three days after she was shot by the taliban coming home from her school, malala yousufzai is showing signs of improvement. doctors deemed her stable enough today to be
country, a great optimism for the continuing vital rule of the united states senate and the governance of our democracy. >> arlen specter was 82. >>> we turn now to that outbreak of meningitis cases tied to steroid injections from a pharmacy in massachusetts. today the cdc said the number of cases has risen to 205 in 14 states. all this is bringing new scrutiny to a specialized part of the pharmacy industry. we get more from nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers. >> she was the type of person that everyone loved. she was dynamic, she was loving. >> reporter: george carol's wife was getting what she thought was a routine steroid injection for back pain and it killed her. it turns out the company that compounded the drug -- in 2002 and 2003, the f -- in 2004 a man died from a contaminated injection, necc settled the lawsuit. in 2006, the fda issued a warning left for necc to stop marketing the cream. they produced thousands of doses of the steroid. >> when was the last time either the food and drug administration or the massachusetts board of pharmacy were visiting this bus
hearing manufacturer in the united states. once a year, he comes to yankees stadium and sets up shop for hearing-impaired kids and adults who couldn't afford the latest models. >> i have new ears today, i am happy. >> we're going to put this over the ear. >> reporter: austin fits stephanie with state-of-the-art devices. >> i can hear that. >> can you hear that? >> yes. >> is it loud enough? >> reporter: devices her mom's insurance won't cover. >> it is like a new shoe, okay? >> reporter: after years of silence, stephanie can hear. when is the last time you heard out of your left ear? >> before second grade, and i'm in tenth grade now. >> so more than eight years? >> yes. >> does the room sound different? >> yes, it sounds louder. >> sounds louder? and is that loudness annoying? why is it annoying? >> because i'm not like used to having the sound into my left ear, so it is overwhelming for me. >> reporter: austin has given the gift of hearing all over the world, to some 800,000 people in the past 12 years. >> together, we do better, yes, i feel better. you feel better, we both win. >>
echo the other on an array of foreign policy declarations. >> as long as i'm president of the united states, iran will not get a nuclear weapon. >> a nuclear iran -- a nuclear capable iran is unacceptable to america. >> i will stand with israel if they are attacked. >> we will stand with israel. and if israel is attacked, we have their back. >> reporter: one of the few times mr. romney went hard at the president referred to this private remark caught on tape earlier this year between mr. obama and the former russian president dmitri medvedev. >> i'm not going to wear rose colored glasses when it comes to russia or mr. putin. and i'm certainly not going to say to him, i'll give you more flexibility after the election. after the election, he'll get more backbone. >> reporter: the president got traction responding to this frequent attack line from mr. romney. >> the president began an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. and by the way, you skipped israel our closest friend in the region. but you went to the other nations. >> when i went t
're proud of being president of the united states. i applaud colin for standing with him. >> reporter: sununu released a statement, calling colin a friend, but not apologizing. i don't doubt that it was based on anything but the support of the president's policies. and we reached out to the romney campaign for comment, but they offered nothing in addition to sununu's statement. >> all right, peter in ohio, thank you, this brings us to our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. so chuck, this is the field in front of us, john sununu said that colin powell endorsed the president because they're both black guys. another endorses president obama for president, by mistake, and romney talks about the piece of property, accepting help from stimulus money. beyond unforced errors, the romney's campaign is to put together the electoral and not the popular vote in the math, in the next ten days to push the victory. >> that is right the magic number, 270, here the states in yellow are the states we believe are toss-ups, the ones which we just don't know. they may lean
for his brothers in arms. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i hereby place united states ship michael murph ney commission. >> reporter: the newest destroyer in the navy fleet is named after navy s.e.a.l. michael murphy killed in 2005 while fighting one of the fiercest battles in nas.e.a.l. history. >> it bears the name of a great american. >> reporter: lieutenant murphy was the leader of a four-man team on a reconnaissance mission. the s.e.a.l.s came across three goat herders, but despite the risk they would betray the s.e.a.l.s presence to the taliban and murphy ordered them released and not killed. >> wouldn't even cross his mind to injure a noncombatant. >> reporter: as feared, the taliban were tipped off and attacked. his team outnumbered 10-1, fought back. they radioed for backup, but in a selfless act to save his men, murphy moved into the open, immediately drawing enemy fire to make a desperate call for help. >> he took two rounds to the back and dropped down and sat back up, picked the phone back up and started talking again. >> reporter: 19 servicemen died that day. >> it is your teammate who la
a superintendent for 30 some years at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >>> finally here tonight, since our first days on earth, we've sat on lawns and beaches and benches and looked skyward and wondered what it must be like to be up there and while we long ago learned to fly ourselves with the help of engines and alloys and electronics sitting in seats that are bolted to the floor, knowing what a bird's life is like, what the world must look like to them has eluded us until now. >> it is a wish as old as time. for man to soar like a bird. >> our cameras revealed how hard and fast the snow goose has to flap. >> in a new documentary by john downer, we get as close as we've ever come. >> the story was set out to tell was of the continent, but in the end, it told a lot more than that. the world is much more interconnected that you think. >> where did
at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >>> finally tonight, let's not kid ourselves, even us baseball fans have to admit the sport is too often more about steroids and salaries than it is any kind of field of dreams. but sometimes the american pastime can still seem like a field of dreams like it did last night in miami. the story tonight from nbc's mark potter. >> greenberg is on deck and ready for his one at-bat. >> reporter: to the roar of the stadium crowd, the dream of a lifetime was about to come true and the miami fans are suddenly on fire. ♪ for adam greenberg, it has taken seven long years to find this moment. >> adam greenberg in the box. and here we go. >> reporter: the road here began in 2005 when greenberg was a rookie with the chicago cubs and his career collapsed on his first time at-bat. >> oh, my goodness. >> let's hope he's
is that if ohio votes me in as president i'll be the next president of the united states. thank you. >> here is what we do know, brian, both mitt romney and barack obama are not doing any campaign events at all tomorrow. and wednesday's schedule is still on the bubble. we'll see if they can get back on the trail. at that point it would be with just six days to go. >> well, chuck, what happens -- last time we had a hurricane, the halloween storm last year, we had power outages north of new york city. upstate new york, connecticut, rhode island, massachusetts, maine, vermont, eight to 11 days. what happens if people can't get to the polls to vote? is there a mechanism to delay a vote in certain places? >> reporter: well look, the states run the election system, it doesn't come from the government. i can tell you the topic came up. the fema director, fugate, did talk with officials. this is what happened in the state of florida when it happened in 2004. they moved polling places and got generators where it was necessary to open precincts. and by the way, the federal government reimbursed the st
issued his own statement writing, jeep production will not be moved from the united states to china. it's inaccurate to suggest anything different. but the romney campaign stands by the ad, noting to nbc news, that chrysler ceo never disputed any actual facts in their ads. so, brian, a couple things, number one, the president still not campaigning on the campaign trail tomorrow. instead he will tour new jersey with governor chris christie tomorrow, some of the damaged areas. mitt romney, is resuming a full campaign schedule tomorrow. he'll be in the battleground state of florida. >> all right, chuck todd at the white house tonight. chuck, thanks. >>> when we come back, back to our storm coverage, specifically, a moment of crisis for a big hospital that included a lot of newborns who needed to move quickly. [ dennis ] it only took two minutes for this town to be destroyed. to a little girl who lived through it, this is more than a teddy bear. it's a step towards normal. it's why allstate catastrophe teams not only have hot coffee and help for grownups... they've also handed out more than
park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >>> hbo is debuting a documentary thursday night about the very public life of ethel kennedy. at 84, she's certainly a survivor having lost her husband and two of her 11 children. she's seldom spoken about her life, any of it. she's talked to us about the parts of her story she's chosen to reveal now. >> i mean, how lucky could i really have been. >> ethel kennedy makes a big distinction between counting her blessings and not looking back too much. while she does not enjoy being interviewed, she said yes to her daughter rory, a documentary filmmaker who wanted to tell her mom's extraordinary story. >> we're making a documentary about you. [ laughter ] >> it's a bad idea. >> ethel skakel and bobby kennedy came from different backgrounds. various skakels dated various kennedys and she met bobby on a ski trip.
of the united states. and certainly, lower manhattan. we want to briefly show you a very rare sight, a live picture, and the -- hurricane force winds are rocking the camera back and forth. here we are, 6:44 eastern time. and that is something you don't see often. a desolate times square. again, the island o manhattan, all but shut off. no way in, n way out. not even underground transportation is running, cabs are impossible to find. everyone is, as they say, sheltering in place. we'll take a break, when we come back, we'll check in with lester holt covering the southern end of hurricane sandy tonight. and a dramatic rescue we witnessed today. years ago, my doctor told me to take a centrum silver multivitamin every day. i told him, sure. can't hurt, right? then i heard this news about a multivitamin study looking at long-term health benefits for men over 50. the one they used in that study... centrum silver. that's what i take. my doctor! he knows his stuff. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied. centrum always your most complete. begins with back pai
in the eastern region of the united states, we have been using the phrase "redrawing the map of the jersey shore" to talk about the power of this storm. we were able to see that today, there are new inlets, new beaches where they didn't exist. there will have to be new tide tables because the water is coming inland where it didn't before, the destruction is everywhere you look. we're going to start tonight with lester holt who started his journey in the storm down in virginia, looking at where it is the worst. >> reporter: well, brian, when the storm happens, people are excited, shocked, maybe scared. now there is a sense of people looking at what they lost, what they can do, where they can't go. the president looked at the situation, what can be easily fixed. >> reporter: first water, and now fire, blazing homes lighting up the pre-dawn sky over brick township, new jersey, gas leaks, a direct result of hurricane sandy, putting others at risk. two days later, the area is still reeling, especially along the shoreline. today, the president witnessed it firsthand, in a fly-over with jersey's govern
there, is ridiculous. and i as you will recall, when the citizen's united decision came out i took a fairly unusual step of saying that this was bad for our democracy in the state of the union speech. i continue to believe that. there is no reason why i believe we can interpret the constitution in a way that allows us, with some common sense, you know, restrictions on the amount of money spent and the manner in which it is spent. because you know, for us to have folks writing ten million dollar checks, undisclosed, having huge sway in this election. and just the sheer amount of waste, that could be used more profitably in other areas, doesn't make much sense. so this is an issue that, in a second term, i will raise. >> part of our conversation with the president just as we were -- prior to landing in richmond today, we should also note once again we have asked for the chance to spend similar time with the romney campaign. our 24-hour travels with the president were for a special coverage of -- special package of coverage on tonight's "rock center" broadcast right here at 10, 9:00 c
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